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I was inspired by child in play therapy the other day for this intervention. I love how children know what they need and often just need a safe space to access it. :) All you need for this one is a…
Feelings Jam Activity Kit
This activity was designed when working with a young person in play therapy. The activity we designed together to help him understand his thoughts and feelings.
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Free Worksheets Activities for Emotional & Mental Health Skills! Great activities for teaching kids coping skills and social skills. This activity is great for teaching impulse control and rewards and consequences to young children and children diagnosed with ADHD, ODD, and other Behavior Disorders.
Play Therapy Interventions to Enhance Resilience
The importance of therapeutic play in helping children recover from adversity has long been recognized. This unique volume brings together experts on resilience, trauma, and play therapy to describe effective treatment approaches in this key area. The book begins by providing guiding principles for intervention and describing the specific properties of play that promote resilience. Subsequent chapters delve into clinical applications, including such strategies as storytelling and metaphors…
I always find fun art and play therapy supplies at places like Goodwill, Once Upon A Child, and the dollar store. I recently came across “emoji” stickers at the dollar store with variou…
Top 10 Must-Watch Play Therapy Videos | Sandtray Therapy Training
10 Must-watch play therapy videos for featuring both directive and non-directive play therapy
Sandtray Therapy: The Mother of all Therapy Techniques
Guest Blogger: Amy Flaherty LPE-I, RPT So many play therapy techniques, so little time and money, am I right? If you are anything like me, you will often lust after the newest therapy game, puppet,...
Lunch Bunch Game
Now that state testing is done, I am back on the map with doing lunch bunches and classroom visits. I have been trying to find some old games to make new and since cards are an easy toy to manipulate, I created C-UNO- "Counselor Uno". Here is the only new rule: When you put down a card, or take a card, you answer the question based on your color. C-UNO LUNCH BUNCH GAME! Green- Ask the person to your right a question about themselves Blue- tell the person to your left a complement Red- Share…
Sand Tray Symbols: Click the photo to see a list of common sand tray symbols. Therapists no longer dissect sand trays and assign specific meaning to every object but it is still an interesting list to...
Sand Tray Construction
The sand tray has to be large enough to contain sufficient sand to provide a base for the scene and enough space so the items that the user selects for displaying in the sand can be seen. It is important that the scene created in the sand tray can be viewed in its entirety without the need for the viewer to move their head.